St. Francis de Sales presenting a book to three nuns

Meekness – Twenty-Third Day of May


Learn of Me that I am meek and humble of heart. St. Matt. 11:29.


Be always meek and good-humored in the midst of your occupations and your cares. This good example is expected of you. — St. Francis of Sales.

St. Athanasius wrote of St. Antony that he was always so happy that each day seemed for him an Easter-day. A stranger going into the desert to see him, and finding him in the midst of the other monks, would be able to distinguish him from the others by the joy and goodness which beamed in his countenance. This great joy, continues St. Athanasius, came from the great hope he had of paradise. His mind was always occupied with things eternal, on which he could not dwell without being penetrated with a holy joy.


My God, give me a great confidence that through the merits of my Saviour I may gain heaven, and that this confidence make me always happy, fill me with joy, and make me bless God in all things.

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